Title Pre implantation development
Type Stage Two
Code HLS358
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect to pre-implantation development be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures
  • demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to the predisposing factors, presentation, differential diagnoses and management of pre-implantation development including:

  • in vitro and in vivo pre-implantation development
  • cleavage
  • fragmentation
  • polarity
  • compaction
  • blastulation
  • embryo transfer
  • hatching
  • temporal and spatial organisation of pre-implantation development
  • genetic control of pre-implantation development
  • environmental factors
  • culture techniques
  • pathology of abnormal pre-implantation development.

Technical and clinical skills

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance, adaptation and mastery of the following skills:

  • to support normal pre-implantation development
  • identify those embryos with the highest and lowest implantation potential.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of pre-implantation development to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage to:

  • improve selection techniques for embryos transferred, cryo-preserved or discarded
  • diagnose abnormalities of pre-implantation development and recommend treatment strategies accordingly.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS3-1-20 Reproductive Science [v1] View